Wireless observers and experts - from CEOs to analysts - are busy formulating their impressions of just how the new Obama administration is likely to treat the wireless industry. The initial reaction has been relatively positive, based on early indications
We have a new president, a new FCC chairman (pending Senate confirmation), the rest of the FCC commissioners will be named soon, and soon we will see exactly what our president has in mind for the next bailout and how it turns out once Congress has passed it.
The U.S. House yesterday failed to pass a bill delaying the transition from analog to digital TV
It took years to get this far, so what’s four more months?
AT&T Government Solutions is slated to become the primary wireless provider to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
A $2.825 billion fund for the broadband industry was approved by the House Committee on Energy and Congress yesterday.
Congress is now considering compromise legislation to push the digital transition back to June 12.
Kevin Martin wrote a 136-page report to House Committee on Energy and Commerce this week defending his administration.
Sprint Nextel hopes to use $2 billion of President-Elect Barack Obama’s proposed bailout fund to construct a National Emergency Response Team
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin yesterday said he will resign effective Jan. 20.
Keeping his BlackBerry may be the most pressing telecommunications issue for President-Elect Barack Obama, but there’s also the detail of picking a new FCC chair.
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The FCC is likely to discuss and possibly vote on Chairman Kevin Martin’s plan for a controversial AWS-3 spectrum auction next week.
CTIA yesterday again filed objections to the FCC’s upcoming vote on an AWS-3 spectrum auction, this time suggesting multiple alternative proposals.
Should wireless carriers be required to share their future networks with competitors’ customers?
TerreStar will get more time to reach some government-mandated milestones.
Tom Wheeler is joining President-Elect Barack Obama’s transition team to focus on matters of science, technology, space and the arts
Verizon Wireless can acquire Alltel, while Sprint Nextel can acquire Clearwire and former analog TV signals can be used for new purposes.
The FCC took it right down to the wire, but reported that it will not vote today on a proposal
It has been a long time since I’ve seen so much opposition to FCC activities. The commission, which often seems plodding in its deliberations, suddenly has sped up to warp speed.
More groups are piling on with objections to changes the FCC is proposing to the Universal Service Fund (USF)
FCC member Robert McDowell reportedly told Reuters that he’s optimistic communications officials will approve the plan to open the soon-to-be vacant TV airwaves, known as “white spaces.”
The FCC is getting pressured to delay yet another matter on its ambitious Nov. 4 agenda.
The FCC is hearing from a growing chorus that wants it to delay a planned Nov. 4 vote on white spaces.
The FCC will move forward with plans to auction AWS-3 spectrum